Yoga's Healing Power: Unlocking Pain Relief with the 3 Best Yoga Poses
Pain is when your body signals that something is wrong with it. When you fix the problem, the pain should go away. But in case of chronic pain, the pain lasts for a long time. If the pain lasts for 3 to 6 months, it can be called chronic. Normally, when the body heals from an injury, nerves send messages to brain cells signaling repair that occurs when the pain subsides. Whereas in the case of chronic pain, either due to a problem in the nerves or due to improper functioning of the brain cells, the message is not received and the pain continues.
1. Boat Pose (Navasana)
Navasana or boat pose looks like a boat sailing in a river. It also looks like a 'V' shape. Pose is an intermediate level Ashtanga yoga asana. Practice it in the morning or evening on an empty stomach and cleansed bowels. Hold the pose for 10 to 60 seconds.
Benefits: Boat pose improves digestion and stimulates the thyroid gland. It strengthens your abdominal muscles and strengthens your hamstrings. The pose improves balance and relieves stress.
2. Arms bent towards big toe pose (Supta Padangusthasana)
Hand to Big Toe Pose (Supta Padangusthasana) is an incredible stretch that is practiced by many without realizing that it is a yoga asana. The pose is a beginner level Iyengar yoga asana. Practice it in the morning on an empty stomach. Hold the pose for 30 seconds.
Benefits: Supta Padangusthasana reduces stiffness in the lower back. It relieves arthritis pain in hips and knees. This pose is therapeutic for high blood pressure and relieves menstrual discomfort.
3. Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana) is an asana that resembles a bridge pose. Pose is an entry-level vinyasa yoga asana. Practice it in the morning on an empty stomach and bowels. Hold the pose for 30 to 60 seconds.
Benefits: Bridge pose stretches your neck and chest. It strengthens your buttocks and improves blood circulation in the body. Pose calms the central nervous system and reduces depression.